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Guide to the Scottish Opera

Richard Burkhard (Papageno), Magic Flute 2012 © Ken Dundas

It's opera for all in Scottish Opera's new season

Scottish Opera launches an eclectic mix of main house productions, touring activity and a large emphasis on youngsters in Scotland’s Year of Young People.
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GlasgowThe Magic Flute

The Magic Flute
Mozart: Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute)
Tobias Ringborg; Sir Thomas Allen; Scottish Opera; Simon Higlett; Peter Gijsbertsen; William Morgan; Gemma Lois Summerfield

InvernessThe Magic Flute

The Magic Flute
Mozart: Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute)
Tobias Ringborg; Sir Thomas Allen; Scottish Opera; Simon Higlett; Peter Gijsbertsen; Gemma Lois Summerfield; Julia Sitkovetsky

AberdeenThe Magic Flute

The Magic Flute
Mozart: Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute)
Tobias Ringborg; Sir Thomas Allen; Scottish Opera; Simon Higlett; Peter Gijsbertsen; Gemma Lois Summerfield; Julia Sitkovetsky

EdinburghThe Magic Flute

The Magic Flute
Mozart: Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute)
Tobias Ringborg; Sir Thomas Allen; Scottish Opera; Derek Clark; Simon Higlett; Peter Gijsbertsen; William Morgan
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A finely sung Katya Kabanova in rust-bucket Russia

Laura Wilde (Katya) © James Glossop

Stephen Lawless' new production for Scottish Opera and Theater Magdeburg sets the action in the industrial wastelands of Russia. 

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Anthropocene: a timely chiller from Scottish Opera

Jennifer France (Ice) © James Glossop

Climate change, challenged egos and a strange Ice woman tell a gruesome tale in Anthropocene, a finely sung new opera from Stuart MacRae, with libretto from Louise Welsh, set in the Arctic with a cinematic score.

***11
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A dark, unflinching Rigoletto from Scottish Opera

Lina Johnson (Gilda) © Julie Howden
More relevant than ever, the patriarchal nightmare of Verdi's Rigoletto is dark and unflinching in Scottish Opera's revival of their 2011 production, with some striking scenes and fine singing.
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Pagliacci comes to Paisley’s operatic Big Top

Anna Patalong (Nedda) © James Glossop
Scottish Opera brings opera to the people on a huge scale in a promenade production of Pagliacci.  
***11
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